[oh-fer] /ˈoʊ fər/
a country of uncertain location, possibly southern Arabia or the eastern coast of Africa, from which gold and precious stones and trees were brought for Solomon. I Kings 10:11.
(Bible) a region, probably situated on the SW coast of Arabia on the Red Sea, renowned, esp in King Solomon’s reign, for its gold and precious stones (I Kings 9:28; 10:10)
name of a place mentioned in Old Testament as a source for fine gold; location still unknown. Hence Ophir-gold (1610s).
(1.) One of the sons of Joktan (Gen. 10:29). (2.) Some region famous for its gold (1 Kings 9:28; 10:11; 22:48; Job 22:24; 28:16; Isa. 13:12). In the LXX. this word is rendered “Sophir,” and “Sofir” is the Coptic name for India, which is the rendering of the Arabic version, as also of the Vulgate. Josephus has identified it with the Golden Chersonese, i.e., the Malay peninsula. It is now generally identified with Abhira, at the mouth of the Indus. Much may be said, however, in favour of the opinion that it was somewhere in Arabia.
[of-ahyt, oh-fahyt] /ˈɒf aɪt, ˈoʊ faɪt/ noun, Petrology. 1. a diabase in which elongate crystals of plagioclase are embedded in pyroxene. /ˈəʊfaɪt/ noun 1. any of several greenish mottled rocks with ophitic texture, such as dolerite and diabase
[of-ahyt, oh-fahyt] /ˈɒf aɪt, ˈoʊ faɪt/ noun, Petrology. 1. a diabase in which elongate crystals of plagioclase are embedded in pyroxene. /əʊˈfɪtɪk/ adjective 1. (of the texture of rocks such as dolerite) having small elongated unorientated feldspar crystals enclosed within pyroxene grains /ˈəʊfaɪt/ noun 1. any of several greenish mottled rocks with ophitic texture, such […]
[of-ee-yoo-kuh s, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf iˈyu kəs, ˌoʊ fi-/ noun, genitive Ophiuchi [of-ee-yoo-kahy, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf iˈyu kaɪ, ˌoʊ fi-/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. the Serpent Bearer, a constellation on the celestial equator between Libra and Aquila. /ɒˈfjuːkəs/ noun (Latin genitive) Ophiuchi (ɒˈfjuːkaɪ) 1. a large constellation lying on the celestial equator between Hercules and Scorpius and […]
[of-ee-yoo r-oid, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf iˈyʊər ɔɪd, ˌoʊ fi-/ noun 1. any echinoderm of the subclass Ophiuroidea, including brittle stars, basket stars, and others, characterized by elongate arms radiating from the disk. adjective 2. of or relating to the subclass Ophiuroidea.